Homemade Irish Sausages are simple and easy to prepare — even if you don’t have a meat grinder. They don’t even need the fussiness of casings which is why I really enjoy them. It’s just a quick mix of the spices and then off to fry in the pan.
Mix everything together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Fry a tiny bit of the mixture in a pan with a little olive to check the seasonings. Re-season the rest of the mixture, if needed.
Divide the mixture into twelve equal portions and shape each one into a sausage link or patty.
Cook sausages in a skillet until cooked through and the juices run clear or a thermometer inserted in the center reads 160 degrees F - about 15 minutes.
The flavor profile of traditional Irish Sausages is pretty simple and mild. I feel like if you start adding a lot of other flavorings then it's not really a traditional Irish Sausage anymore but if you'd like to bump up the flavor profile, you can always add crushed red pepper flakes, fennel seeds, or smoked paprika to add some variety. That being said, Traditional Irish sausages would not contain garlic.
Homemade Irish Sausages
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 154Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 2µg2%
* (Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy, and is sourced from the USDA Food Database.